Desborough conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Kettering Borough Council?

Desborough is situated in Kettering Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Kettering Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1121.13
B £1307.99
C £1494.84
D £1681.70
E £2055.41
F £2429.12
G £2802.83
H £3363.40

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Are you paying more council tax than you should be?

How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Desborough?

Conveyancing fees can be broken down into the conveyancer's legal fees and disbursements.

Conveyancing disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, paid out on your behalf, such as Stamp Duty Land Tax and landlord fees. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Desborough are fixed, meaning for a standard transaction, what we quote is what you pay

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Desborough sale or purchase

Our conveyancing fees calculator can give you a comprehensive conveyancing quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Desborough sale or purchase.

Calculate my conveyancing fees with our conveyancing fee calculator

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a house in Desborough - which searches will I need?

The standard pack includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Chancel liability insurance

Sometimes the location of the property will warrant specialist searches , for example a search.

To see how much searches will cost on a Desborough move you can use our our calculator.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

I am buying a leasehold property in Desborough - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold flat in the UK can be complicated. The many potential traps awaiting an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like unreasonable managing agent fees and unreasonable lease extension premiums.

Your solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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What you need to know about buying a leasehold property

Should I be wary of buying a leasehold house?

Should I buy a property with a short lease?

Could the sale of a leasehold property be delayed?

Yes. The conveyancing for selling a leasehold house or flat can result in long delays.

The buyer's conveyancer will want to see these documents, like a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property and three years' filed accounts for the property management. Typically, delays are due to the time required by your solicitor to get these documents together.

Your solicitor should start this process as soon as possible, as these details could take several weeks to collect if the agent responsible for managing the property is slow or difficult to contact.

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Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Desborough property?

Yes.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Desborough remortgage solicitor could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our property solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a lifetime tracker mortgage with Birmingham Midshires or to a capped-rate mortgage with the Swansea Building Society, we can assist.

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